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We all need meaningful social connections and a secure sense of belonging. But sometimes, natural or social forces separate us from loved ones and even ourselves. Children who were relinquished by their families and later adopted navigate a particularly challenging set of issues related to finding authentic individual and social identities. Michael and Jack invite other adoptees and allies to discuss issues of self, family and society from the adoptee perspective. #adoptee #adoption #adoptee ...
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Cyndi Peterson is an author and speaker, Navy Veteran and retired Dermatologist. This podcast shares her insights on the Catholic faith while inspiring and challenging her listeners to grow deeper in their spiritual lives. Cyndipeterson.com "Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith" is available wherever books are sold
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Cyndi and Aimee catch up on their thoughts of Lent this year - focusing on the Hallow App's 40 day Lenten challenge on Fr. Walter Ciszek's story as related in his book - He Leadth Me. To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group, contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Fai…
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Cyndi reflects on her Pilgrimage on The Portuguese Camino to Santiago De Compostela, Spain. The White Envelope Award winning essay and website are discussed as means to imitating the life of Christ and arriving at heaven. To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group, contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's book, Waiting for a Miracle: …
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Join Cyndi on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 7 -20, 2024! Go to www.Cyndipeterson.com for information. Fr. Leon from Medjugorje is our Spiritual Guide. Experience all the Holy Sites where Jesus walked and worked his miracles. Definitely a trip of a life time. In this episode of the podcast, Cyndi reflects on the interviews and posts present…
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Join Cyndi on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 7 -20, 2024! Go to www.Cyndipeterson.com for information. Fr. Leon from Medjugorje is our Spiritual Guide. Experience all the Holy Sites where Jesus walked and worked his miracles. Definitely a trip of a life time. In this episode of the podcast, Cyndi shares St John Bosco's dream of The Snake an…
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For our loved ones to have Faith they need to hear the Word of God. To Achieve this Cyndi shares two great resources: The Great Adventures Kids Catholic Bible Chronicles from Ascension Press. God's Brave Boy, God's Glorious Girl by Emily Wilson. Check out my website at www.Cyndipeterson.com for information on Cyndi's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in …
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Cyndi highlights the Bishop in charge of organizing WYD this August controversial remarks about not wanting to convert anyone to the Christian Faith or to the Catholic Church. Bishop Robert Barron's response as well as Fr. Patrick Briscoe's article are cited and read. Check out my website at www.Cyndipeterson.com for information on Cyndi's Pilgrima…
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Cyndi and Aimee and discuss growing in virtue with always choosing to do the right thing/ Blue Bloods/ entering through the narrow gate. Cyndi would love to speak for your group. To schedule her contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's inspiring book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith can be purchased o…
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Cyndi would love to speak for your group. To schedule her contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's inspiring book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith can be purchased on Amazon.com or at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.comfor a signed copy. For all you dog lovers, Cyndi details the miraculous life of St Rocco…
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Veronica McRoskey, Granddaughter of Martha, shares her winning reflection on The Annunciation. Link to Ricky McRoskey's short film: When Coffee is Like Mud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUXb1mPyL5A Link to Ricky McRoskey's Children's Book The Shoe Shiner: https://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Shiner-Timmy-Bumbleburke-Tale/dp/0982322704 Link to Ricky McRos…
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A US Marine soldier wounded on the battlefield in Korea in 1950 wrote a letter to his mother while he was recovering in the hospital. In the letter he described the events as he recalled them. When Navy Chaplain Fr. Walter Muldy read the letter, he sought out and confirmed the authenticity of the account by confirming the detailed events with the s…
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Cyndi and Aimee discuss having relics of the saints of Fatima (St. Jacinta and St. Francisco) present during their weekly Bible Study, what are relics? What are the different classes of relics? Why does the Church even have relics? To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's inspiring book, Wait…
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Cyndi shares a reflection from her friend Martha on how mothers can aid in our view of ourselves and in so doing directly impact the entire world. Motherhood is not limited to our physical mothers but to those women who aid in our development at any stage of our lives. To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@g…
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Cyndi sits down with Aimee to discuss information given by Fr. Rippergar's from a recorded presentation found on YouTube. To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's inspiring book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith can be purchased on Amazon.com or at TheCyndiPeter…
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Aimee shares her insight from a meditation on the Gospel of John 3:13-21. Among the fear and confusion of this world today, God never changes. It is possible to chose the good and bring our works into the light to dispel darkness. This is our greatest task and our purpose. The four levels of Happiness are discussed, and the need to have a guide to …
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Cyndi sits down with Aimee to discuss Aimee's recent travels. Topics covered include Jonathan Roumie, The Chosen, Life Teen, and effective evangelization of the youth of today. To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's inspiring book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable F…
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Cyndi shows the importance of Mary Magdalene - why she is called "Apostle to the Apostles" and why she is an inspiration to all of us. She is the image of what the message of Jesus merciful love can do the greatest of sinners! To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's inspiring book, Waiting f…
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Cyndi shares her tribute to her dear friend Al who shared joy and laughter with her entire family and many others. St Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians Ch 13 is referenced as is a quote from St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group contact Cyndi at TheCyndiPetersonShow@gmail.com. Cyndi's inspiring book, Waiting f…
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Cyndi has just returned from leading a 2 week pilgrimage with 50 others to the Holy Land on which she was accompanied by Fr. Leon, The Chaplain to the English speaking pilgrims to Medjugorje, as their spiritual guide. On the last day of the pilgrimage, Fr. Leon shared his story with the group. This is a recording of that talk. A link to the website…
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The Church's understanding of the meaning of water and how that relates to Jesus' call to his first disciples to be Fishers of Men. Cyndi is currently on her trip to the Holy Land Jan. 27 - Feb. 8, 2023. Check her website for dates on her next pilgrimage to Medjugorje - coming soon - Cyndipeterson.com To schedule Cyndi to speak to your group contac…
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This episode covers The True Story of the Sleeping Sentinel who was given a second chance and how that compares to Jesus' Call to Matthew. We are all given a second chance when we fall asleep in serving the Lord. How we respond to that mercy is what sets us apart. Cyndi's trip to the Holy Land Jan. 27 - Feb. 8, 2023 is filled and closed. Check her …
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Pope Benedict stood for Truth - always. He challenged us to stand for what is true, good, and beautiful, no matter the times we live in. Doing so will cause us to become not only true revolutionaries in this world, but Saints, fulfilling the very reason we were created. Pope Benedict's Address to the Youth on World Youth Day in 2005 in Cologne Germ…
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Cyndi shares a recorded presentation on Advent given to a retreat. In this talk, she presents Advent as a pilgrimage. Cyndi outlines the steps every soul needs to take to successfully encounter the sacred in this time the Church has gifted to us in preparation of Christmas. Cyndi's trip to the Holy Land Jan. 27 - Feb. 8, 2023 is filled and closed. …
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Jack and I recorded this episode with adoptee activist Pamela Karanova back in early 2022. Pamela is a fearless and talented writer and Founder of both Adoptees Connect and Authenticity Over Alcohol. Since the time of our conversation, Pamela lost her birth father, so we added a brief condolence to the beginning of the recording. Stepping away from…
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Aimee shares her insights into Clutter! Cyndi is traveling to the Holy Land Jan. 27 - Feb. 8, 2023. Go to Cyndipeterson.com for more information and registration. Space is limited and filling fast! Don't miss out! I want to travel with you! Fr. Mike Schmitz YouTube can be found here: Learning Detachment from Your Stuff. To find a bevy of resources …
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Cyndi is back with Aimee! The discovery of a 125-year old letter left in the choir loft of a Church by a 13 year old boy, the presence of God in our lives, anxiety, stress, transformation, and gratitude are discussed in view of a lecture given by Dr. Jordan Peterson at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Enjoy! Cyndi is traveling to the Holy Lan…
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Cyndi notes the continued presence of a single wooden ladder above the Entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem for over 250 years. Why has it remained in the same immovable spot for so many years? While some may find it an oddity - Cyndi reveals the reason behind it continued witness and sees it as a call for Christian Unity. The …
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Cyndi shares the reasons we sin. Sin is subtle and always appears as a good to be desired to make us happy. A eye-opening story is given to show us how we are lured into doing what we know is wrong. Understanding that God is always our highest good and always to be chosen first - helps us understand how to order our desires to achieving our ultimat…
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Cyndi interviews the founder of My Saint My Hero Amy D'Ambra - who together with Adina Braatz have written the new book: Mother Mary, Mother Me. This 40-day devotional is based on the personal reflections of everyday moms on the presence of Mary's maternal love in their daily struggles. The book enjoys an Ecclesiastical Blessing for permission for …
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Cyndi shares a talk given by guide Miki Musa from her recent pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Learn the history of Medjugorje as well as the beginnings of the apparitions by Our Lady to the six visionaries. Travel was arranged by Jim Benzow through Trinity Pilgrimage. The full story of Cyndi's profound and inspiring journey can be found in her book, Waiti…
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Cyndi explains the incredible Mercy Jesus is extending to all souls most especially those in most need of His Mercy to the point of complete forgiveness of all sins and all punishment on the Sunday after Easter every year. Don't miss out on this! The full story of Cyndi's profound and inspiring journey can be found in her book, Waiting for a Miracl…
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Cyndi shares St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta's reflection on the meaning of Jesus' words uttered from The Cross - "I Thirst" -words that are written on the wall behind the crucifix of every Missionary of Charity convent throughout the world - Most especially, Cyndi shares the beautiful reflection published online at The Catholic Hoos blog by fourth y…
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Cyndi breaks down the Allegorical Meaning behind the Parabe of the Good Samaritan as given to us through the writings of the Church Fathers. While we have all heard the Ethical and Moral discussions of this parable how many know it also says so much more? Hint - It's about Salvation History. The full story of Cyndi's profound and inspiring journey …
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Cyndi relates the true story of the 30 Franciscan Martyrs in Siroki Brijeg, Herzegovina on February 7, 1945. A powerful witness to the endurance of the Catholic Faith in spite of Communistic threat as well as the graces received through such a witness. The question put before the martyrs is the same question God puts before us all: Chose Life or De…
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Cyndi uses her own life journey and sorrows to illustrate the reality of God and the meaning and value of suffering. The full story of Cyndi's profound and inspiring journey can be found in her book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith can be purchased here on Amazon.com or wherever books are sold, or ***contact me at Th…
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Cyndi and Aimee discuss Lent and Ashes and the purpose behind the Lenten Season. The Fr. Mike Schmitz YouTube can be found here: What is the Purpose of Lent? The Brant Pitre YouTube can be found here: The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's reflection is found in the March Magnificat edition for Wednesday March 2, 2022. Cy…
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Cyndi is joined by Aimee to highlight the Bible Series put out by Bishop Robert Barron through his Word on Fire Ministry. Volume 1 consists of The Gospels, Volume II - Acts, Letters, and Revelation. More information can be found at Word on Fire Bible Series. Liz Lev is a world renowned Art Historian, Author, and Tour Guide- Find out more at her web…
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Cyndi discusses the reflection provided by Gina Loehr in the February Edition of Magnificat Magazine of 2022 Titled "Divine Adolescence" and its take home lessons on how we can help our children and grandchildren come of age in understanding their identity as a Child of God. Purchase Cyndi's book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unsh…
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To join Cyndi on her pilgrimage to Medjugore from 3/28 - 4/6/22, check out her website at www.cyndipeterson.com for further information. Cyndi discusses Gregorian Masses - The history behind them and their aid in delivering souls from Purgatory. Places where you can register for Gregorian Masses are the following: https://cnewa.org/mass-intentions/…
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Feb 2, 2022 was the Feast of the Presentation - Cyndi shares the story of how the remains of St. Simeon who held the child Jesus in the Temple on the Feast of the Presentation ended up in Zadar, Croatia. To view St. Simeon check out this Youtube video here. To join Cyndi on her pilgrimage to Medjugore from 3/28 - 4/6/22, check out her website at ww…
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Cyndi discusses the need for Courage to witness the Faith and the means to help it grow. Reference to the Edify Video Courage Over Fear can be found here. Information on the movie Purgatory can be found here. Reference to Venerable Fulton Sheen's quote found here. Purchase Cyndi's book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Fait…
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Cyndi discusses the miracle that occurred in 2007 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City after the historic vote to legalize abortion in Mexico City. Link to see the image can be found here and here. Purchase Cyndi's book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith on Amazon.com or where ever books are sold. Al…
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Aimee's daughter Megan joins the podcast to share her summer as a summer missionary at Life Teen Camp Hidden Lake in Dalonega, GA. Check out Life Teen Here and Camp Hidden Lake Here. Purchase Cyndi's book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith on Amazon.com or where ever books are sold. All questions and comments can be se…
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Michael and Jack interview filmaker Rebecca Atumn Sansom about her documentary feature film Reckoning with the Primal Wound - December 23, 2021. Show notes forthcoming. See the film's webpage: reckoningwiththeprimalwound.com Leave a message for the show! https://anchor.fm/michael-rocco-author/message #adoptee #adopted #adoption #ptsd #cptsd #childh…
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Join Cyndi on a Pilgrimage to Medjugorje March 28 - April 6, 2022. Details found at Cyndipeterson.com. Cyndi is joined by Aimee to first reflect upon their New Year Resolutions for 2022 - as well as to share their insights on The Epiphany - The Wisemen following their Star to find Jesus and how to apply those to our own spiritual journey to find an…
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Cyndi relates a true story of a 4 year old child who prayed the Hail Mary in Starbucks this December. Link to the tweet is here. Fr. Donald Calloway's Commissioned Art- St Joseph: The Terror of Demons wins 3rd Place in the Catholic Art Institute Sacred Art Competition held world wide. Story and image found here. Cyndi discusses the Christmas Truce …
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Cyndi discusses the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe as well as the details in the Miraculous Image left on the tilma of Juan Diego that led to the conversion of 9 million native Mexican Indians to the Catholic Faith and draws more pilgrims each year than any other Marian site in the world. Purchase Cyndi's book, Waiting for a Miracle: One Mother's J…
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On the Feast Day of St. Nicholas Cyndi discusses the weeping bones and the miraculous Manna of St. Nicholas and details the adventure behind his bones being brought from Myra, Turkey to Bari, Italy. Watch the removal of The Manna of St. Nicholas from His Shrine in Bari, Italy by clicking here. And a more in depth removal of the Manna of St. Nichola…
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Cyndi is joined today with her friend Aimee to discuss the Gospel from the Feast of Christ the King. Who is the King of Your Heart? and do you live so as to proclaim the Truth of that King? It is a difficult role but one needed more than ever today in this world where few believe in truth of any kind. Purchase Cyndi's book, Waiting for a Miracle: O…
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To honor Veteran's Day, Cyndi shares an inspiring story of a Navy Signalman's survival during WWII that points to God's involvement in the details of our lives. Are we aware of God's presence in all aspects of life and are we grateful above all for everything God does for us? Read the article related in this podcast here. Follow me: www.Twitter.com…
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Cyndi sits down with Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC to discuss his book: Consecration to St. Joseph. The interview covers how St. Joseph is needed now more than even as the true model of Spiritual Fatherhood as well as The Defender of the Family and The Church. Fr Calloway's role in the proclamation of Dec. 8, 2020 to Dec. 8, 2021 is discussed as well. T…
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